Indian Jujube Ziziphus mauritiana

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Botanical Name:

Ziziphus mauritiana







Common Name:

Indian Jujube

Seeds Per Pound:
22.45 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
20-45 feet
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In Stock: 22.45 lb
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 9 seeds)
1 oz (~ 47 seeds)
4 oz (~ 187 seeds)
1 lb (~ 747 seeds)
1 kg (~ 1647 seeds)
10 lb (~ 7470 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 48 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: may also require warm stratification, so germination may be delayed by 1 year.
In a Nutshell:
* Ziziphus mauritiana, also known as Chinese date, ber, Chinee apple, jujube, Indian plum, Regi pandu, Indian jujube, dunks (in Barbados) and masau, is a tropical fruit tree species belonging to the family Rhamnaceae.
* Ziziphus mauritiana is a spiny, evergreen shrub or small tree up to 15 m high, with trunk 40 cm or more in diameter, spreading crown, stipular spines and many drooping branches.
* The species is believed to have originated in Indo-Malaysian region of South-East Asia. It is now widely naturalised throughout the Old World tropics from Southern Africa through the Middle East to the Indian Subcontinent and China, Indomalaya, and into Australasia and the Pacific Islands.
* Seedling trees bear 5,000 to 10,000 small fruits per year in India.
* Ber timber is hard, strong, fine-grained, fine-textured, tough, durable, and reddish in colour. It has been used to line wells, to make legs for bedsteads, boat ribs, agricultural implements, tool handles, and other lathe-turned items.
* The fruits are applied on cuts and ulcers, are employed in pulmonary ailments and fevers, and, mixed with salt and chili peppers, are given in indigestion and biliousness. The dried ripe fruit is a mild laxative.
* The fruit is eaten raw, pickled or used in beverages. It is quite nutritious and rich in vitamin C. It is second only to guava and much higher than citrus or apples. In India, the ripe fruits are mostly consumed raw, but are sometimes stewed.
* The fatty-acid methyl ester of Z. mauritiana seed oil meets all of the major biodiesel requirements in the USA (ASTM D 6751-02, ASTM PS 121-99), Germany (DIN V 51606) and European Union (EN 14214). The average oil yield is 4.95 kg oil/tree or 1371 kg oil/hectare, and arid or semi-arid regions may be utilised due to its drought resistance. more...
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